The Irvine Harvest Cup is an annual inter-school soccer tournament that gives kids the opportunity to represent their school, learn to play, have fun and complete against other Irvine schools as part of the Irvine Tournament of Champions.
The proceeds from the Tournament of Champions benefit the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.
This year on Sunday, October 21, the 38th annual Harvest Cup was held on our new Great Park Sports Complex soccer fields and in the beautiful new Great Park Championship Soccer Stadium.
Almost 1,500 Irvine boys and girls from 35 Irvine schools competed.
Harvest Cup winners were:
Girls (3rd/4th): Vista Verde Elementary School
Boys (3rd/4th): Canyon View Elementary School
Co-Ed (3rd/4th): Deerfield Elementary School
Girls (5th/6th): Woodbury Elementary School
Co-Ed (5th/6th): Oak Creek Elementary School
Girls (7th/8th): Venado Middle School
Boys (7th/8th) Vista Verde Middle School
Watching hundreds of young Irvine athletes smiling and enjoying the competition reminds me of why I love serving on the Irvine City Council and as Vice Chair of the Great Park — so our children have the very best places to learn and play.
For far too many years, the Great Park was a symbol of gross mismanagement and government gone very wrong, with allegations of corruption and massive waste, and with little to nothing to show for the expenditure of hundreds of millions of public dollars except a balloon, a carousel, and great expanses of dirt, dust, and debris.
Now the Great Park is home to thousands of smiles!
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